Tunisia's union calls for early elections, says democratic gains are threatened


TUNIS Tunisia's powerful UGTT union called for early elections on Saturday, saying it was concerned for the country's democratic gains because of the president's reluctance to announce a roadmap for political reforms.

Tunisian police say they shot, wounded extremist trying to attack them

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisian police on Friday shot and wounded an extremist who sought to attack them with a knife and cleaver in the capital, authorities said.

World, Nov 26 2021

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

TUNIS The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they tried to reach Europe.

World, Nov 26 2021

Two Tunisian governors detained on suspicion of graft

TUNIS Two Tunisian regional governors have been detained on suspicion of corruption, judicial authorities said on Thursday, hours after President Kais Saied fired them, the latest move against graft.

World, Nov 25 2021

Blinken encourages Tunisia reform in talks with leader - State

(Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged Tunisia's leader to make reforms to respond to Tunisians' hopes for "democratic progress", the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, nearly four months after President Kais Saied seized political power.

World, Nov 21 2021

Tunisia says U.S. will support it once political reforms are announced

TUNIS The United States will offer support to Tunisia once it has announced dates for political reform, a Tunisia presidency statement said, nearly four months after President Kais Saied seized political power.

World, Nov 21 2021

Tunisian president says he's drafting timetable for political reforms

TUNIS Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Thursday he was working non-stop on a timetable for reforms to defuse growing criticism at home and abroad since he dismissed the cabinet, suspended parliament and took personal power four months ago.

World, Nov 18 2021

Tunisia's govt says it will implement all deals reached with union

TUNIS Tunisian employment minister Nassreddine Nsibi said on Monday that the government is committed to implementing any deals it reaches with the country's powerful UGTT union, such as on the minimum wage - even as the country faces a financial crisis.

World, Nov 15 2021

Tunisian protesters try to march on suspended parliament

TUNIS (Reuters) -Thousands of Tunisians protesting against President Kais Saied's seizure of political power four months ago tried to march on the suspended parliament on Sunday, as hundreds of police blocked off the area.

World, Nov 14 2021

Protesters set fire to police station in southern Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisian protesters angered by an authority's decision to reopen a controlled landfill in the southern town of Agareb set fire to a police station on Tuesday, witnesses said.

World, Nov 09 2021